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Does this sound like a lot of work?

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Holidaydilemmas Sat 13-Jan-18 14:19:08

I'm arranging an event. It's work related but not my job iyswim, Im not in events or hospitality - I have an actual day job this is just something else I'm doing. So I still have my day job to do.

So I've had to
Find a venue for 100 people (the no. attending)
Cost a budget
Agree a menu with the venue
Organise who would be attending and on what basis (it's kind of a competition/ reward for staff which I've also arranged publicised and helped to judge)
Collate all their details and those of other invited guests, send the invites, chase responses.
Get everyone's menu choices for the venue
Sort out accommodation for those that require it
Arrange DJ and other entertainment for the. including a photographer/ video/ selfie mirror, etc
Working out and ordering all the room and table decorations, including things like table plans which I also worked out and name cards, and putting these out on the day
Plus dealing with things like dietary requirements, some people wanting non alcoholic drinks that aren't water or orange juice, making travel arrangements, juggling the budget. Gifts for certain people who have hit specific targets etc,

It's basically like arranging something that is part wedding/ part Xmas party and part achievement celebration...

I do feel it's a lot of work although I can manage that workload just about, but it's hard . However I was talking with a friend recently about it who basically said it couldnt be much work and surely it didn't take me that long. AIBU to think it's a lot then?

Partypopper123 Sat 13-Jan-18 14:20:23


Partypopper123 Sat 13-Jan-18 14:21:22

Sorry, posted too soon! Yes it's a lot of work and a lot of organising and responsibility too.

twobambinos Sat 13-Jan-18 14:23:34

Huge amount of work. Yanbu

Backingvocals Sat 13-Jan-18 14:23:52

It’s a lot of work. Plus on the night you’ll be on duty all night as people will moan that they didn’t order X or Y and expect you to fix their issue with Z. Even if it’s not your job and you weren’t actually paid to do it.

Voice of experience.

Snowysky20009 Sat 13-Jan-18 14:32:45

Yes I was going to ask about 'on the night'.

You are going to be event organiser, dealing with problems, sorting out issues- the go to person. Had you thought about that?

Holidaydilemmas Sat 13-Jan-18 14:36:18

Thanks, it's good to know others think it's a lot.

I know that on the night I will have to sort problems if they arise. I'm also hosting part of the evening- announcing prize winners etc, so I will be kept busy.

BikeRunSki Sat 13-Jan-18 14:38:20

Massive amount of work, especially as an “extra” alongside your ordinary job.

Backingvocals Sat 13-Jan-18 14:39:11

Plus no bugger will thank you grin

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